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Georgia DPH Exceeds 100,000 COVID-19 Tests in 10 Days, Free testing now available to all Georgia residents

The Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) has reached its goal of testing 100,000 individuals in 10 days. More than 108,000 tests were processed since Commissioner Kathleen E. Toomey, M.D., M.P.H, set the DPH goal last week.

 

“This is an important benchmark for Georgia as we work to stop the spread of COVID-19 in the state,” said Toomey. “Increased testing is critical to understanding where there are hotspots of infection and how best to mitigate them.”

 

Effective immediately, testing is available to all Georgians who request it, whether they have symptoms or not. There are more than 65 specimen point of collection sites (SPOC) throughout the state, with an additional 30 mobile SPOCs –  locations and hours vary daily.

 

Northwest Georgia residents may call one of these numbers from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday and 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday to be screened and scheduled for testing at a convenient location:

 

706-802-5329

706-802-5885          

706-802-5886        

706-802-5888            

 

Residents may also emaildistrict1-1.eoc@dph.ga.gov anytime and ask to be referred. Please give name and phone number, and a public health worker will contact you.

 

For more information about COVID-19 visit https://dph.georgia.gov/novelcoronavirus or https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html.

 

For updates on the COVID-19 situation as it develops, follow @GaDPH, @GeorgiaEMA, and @GovKemp on Twitter, and @GaDPH, @GEMA.OHS, and @GovKemp on Facebook.

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    NELDA SMITH

    May 9, 2020 at 3:14 am

    STOP THE INSANITY ! GIVE EVERY GA. CITIZEN A 7 DAY REGIMEN OF HCQ – HCQ KILLS THE CV AND IT’S MUTATIONS PLUS WORKS AS A NATURAL VAK AND PREVENTS INFECTION AND RE-INFECTION !

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